Apple users outsmart PC users.

By Rick · 18 replies
Jul 16, 2002

  2. StormBringer

    StormBringer TS Maniac Posts: 2,244

    That isn't so surprising, especially when you consider that most Mac users use a Mac at work as well as at home. PC users, for the most part do the same. The difference comes when you factor in all the other people out there who just have a computer to surf the web and play games, the majority of those are PC users and the majority of them have the IQ of a grapefruit.

    What really surprised me was that the percent of PC users with a college degree was actually as high as that. I would have figured it to be much lower.
  3. JAV

    JAV TS Rookie Posts: 210

    Just goes to show ya they can study anything & manipulate the #'s to mean something. :rolleyes:

    I'd have said an onion, myself. ;)

    Refreshing to come here, isn't it. :cool:

  4. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Topic Starter Posts: 4,572   +65

    And I probably would have said "warm jar of mayonaise". :eek:

    The numbers are pretty meaningless. It just shows Macs are expensive and used by professionals while PCs are cheaper and reach a broader audience of *****s and pros alike.

    I guess this is more fuel for the Apple propaganda compaign. Those new Apple commercials kind of bug me... The old ones were clever, but the new ones basically bash the PC quite unfairly.

    They advertise Windows being "too hard to use" and Mac being infinitely easier to undersand and navigate. You'd think it runs off of brainwaves or something. From my personal experience, I find the Mac layout somewhat cumbersome - Especailly the ones with the 1-button mouse. ;)

    Such things as "It doesn't crash" are flat out lies.

    I don't have anything against the Mac - It's a good setup and the world probably could have benefit if the Mac had a stronger presence earlier on - But I don't think their advertising campaign is very truthful. I guess that's how advertising works though.

    And the majority of these reasons to switch are pretty bogus.
  5. Vehementi

    Vehementi TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,704

    Yeah, the new wave of ads from Apple are designed to target the uneducated Windows users who are so disappointed with Windows and have had such a bad experience with it that they are searching for an alternative to it. What's sad is that these people completely turn away from PCs altogether, without trying Linux.
    The reason those numbers are like that is that the PC world is overrun with so many different kinds of people from all around the world, while Macintoshes are usually used by the middle aged working class of professionals here in America. At least that's been my experience, since my own mother is a Mac-faithful.
  6. Tweakster

    Tweakster TS Enthusiast Posts: 199

    Thats like saying racing drivers go faster than mini users. People buy apples because they are marketed for video, graphics, design programs and suchlike. There more reliable and manage memory better so a person using a apple for design already have the qualifications is gonna be smarter than a 20 year old doing word essays on there PC.
  7. PHATMAN5050

    PHATMAN5050 TS Rookie Posts: 593

    Guarentee you though that UNIX/LINUX users are smarter than Apple users. No question about it, sit a person who only used a PC in front of a linux box and sit another person who only used a mac in front of another linux box and the pc man will have it up and running quicker.
  8. cabrone

    cabrone TS Rookie Posts: 153

    I hate macs, its like a nokia cell phone, or a honda. Just something you can buy for little girls because they like the colors you can pic. Any computer that doesnt come with a floppy drive attached when it is ordered from a company is worthless.
  9. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,345   +11

    That sounds like XP! :giddy:
  10. PHATMAN5050

    PHATMAN5050 TS Rookie Posts: 593

    Looks in cabrone's pocket to reveal a Nokia 8860.

  11. PHATMAN5050

    PHATMAN5050 TS Rookie Posts: 593

    Nah, i actually like XP. In my opinion its by far the best windows operating system yet.
  12. Vehementi

    Vehementi TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,704

    In fact I don't think the Mac user will ever figure out Linux. They'll be looking for their big, easy to access menus, with convenient help menus every time you click ANYTHING. Besides I don't think they could handle pure operating system freedom :D

    As for Rick's comment about "It never crashes", no OS "never crashes" nor will one. The operating system shall never be perfect :)
  13. PHATMAN5050

    PHATMAN5050 TS Rookie Posts: 593

    Never crashes? are you kidding me?! Travel down to my school where they have like 1000 Macs and if you visit any site that isn't on the proxy server, like it will freeze. They freeze constantly! In fact, my school has been turning down the FREE imacs, to PURCHASE ibm clones. What ya think about that?
  14. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +422

    Whats MacOS X based on again?
  15. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Topic Starter Posts: 4,572   +65

    Based on, but not it. ;)
  16. Cucumber

    Cucumber TS Rookie Posts: 154

    After going into PCWorld today, and listening to some of the UTTER NOOBS, who are about to spend £800 on a HP PC with:

    2.0ghz P4
    and 32mb of FastIntergrated Graphics

    People who buy Macs know RAM from HDD, while Most PC's users do not!
    And this does not suprise me....i just hate companies such as HP, who call their PC's "Gamers PC" and they stick a Intel Chipset GFX card in it:dead:
    And it happens everywhere, and most normal people get it, because of the 2.0ghz CPU!

    I say that companies like AOL, and HP..shud be shot, and burnt as an alternative fuel source

  17. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,345   +11

    Customized Mach3 Unix kernel.
  18. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +422

    Thanks. :)
    Not implying anythign here as far as user knowledge.
    Just wanting to bring to the front that OS X has taken a big leap as far as future compatibility.
  19. Elros

    Elros TS Rookie Posts: 31

    Yeah, Mac OS X is getting there.
    All we need now are more games to come out on the Mac and it would become a viable alternative.

    Personally I am hoping Linux gets some game injections too though... fed up with all the Quakes all the time. :)
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